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The 9th Africa Nutrition Conference, 7 – 11 Oct 2024

The 9th Africa Nutrition Conference (formerly known as the Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, but still retaining its signature acronym ANEC) will be held in the historic and picturesque city of Cape Coast in Ghana 7th to 11th October 2024. In line with the philosophy of the African Nutrition Society (ANS) and its ANEC conferences, the ANEC IX Conference theme has been chosen to highlight and reflect the succession of global and regional crises and issues currently impacting on nutrition and health, and their implications for research, practice, advocacy and the training of nutrition and health professionals in Africa.

This year’s theme is “FOOD AND NUTRITION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Implications for nutrition security and health in Africa”. It addresses key critical global issues which impact food and nutrition security and the food supply chain. The theme also reflects current global dialogues and national commitments to food systems transformation for a better world. In recognition of the importance of, and to motivate government actors, policymakers, programme implementers and international development partners, we have chosen a policy-practice-facing theme with sub-themes that speak directly to national needs, commitments and targets for their food systems by 2030.

ANEC IX brings together students, academics, trainers and practitioners, as well as government and non-government actors, multilateral and bilateral organizations. The conference provides a forum for exchange of new knowledge and innovative approaches for the management of national priorities.  Such discussions are complemented by country specific public engagement activities. The conference partners with media and modern communication technologies, assisted by supporting social marketing and advocacy efforts.

Venue: University of Cape Coast – North Campus, Cape Coast, Ghana
Date: Monday 7th – Friday 11th, October, 2024